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#1 Paul Maher Jr

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

The scenario is this; I want to make a film using many natural images, lit in dusk, dawn, afternoon, in the forest, mountaintops, on a pond, swamp, a collage of images related to the life of Henry Thoreau. I will shoot this myself. The end result is to sell HD-DVDs with the profits going to a non-profit agency (Walden Woods in Concord, Massachusetts). I will be editing this on Adobe Premiere Pro. I can raise up to $9,000 for this camera. So, in your best judgment, what is the best way to go?

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#2 Frank Barrera

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:09 PM

The scenario is this; I want to make a film using many natural images, lit in dusk, dawn, afternoon, in the forest, mountaintops, on a pond, swamp, a collage of images related to the life of Henry Thoreau. I will shoot this myself. The end result is to sell HD-DVDs with the profits going to a non-profit agency (Walden Woods in Concord, Massachusetts). I will be editing this on Adobe Premiere Pro. I can raise up to $9,000 for this camera. So, in your best judgment, what is the best way to go?

Thanks, paul


for that price range i would go with this: http://www.bhphotovi...DCAM_EX_HD.html

but then you wouldn't have any money left for sticks. you could go for the EX1 and save around $2K that would go towards sticks and other accessories.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:18 AM

for that price range i would go with this: http://www.bhphotovi...DCAM_EX_HD.html

but then you wouldn't have any money left for sticks. you could go for the EX1 and save around $2K that would go towards sticks and other accessories.



Thanks.

I will add more money toward what I need for accessories
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#4 Varun Nayar

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:01 AM

well if its dvd output you could try out the cheaper sony z1 and panasonic hdv cameras. the canon's are the best but a little pricey. for the shots you have mentioned, which are mostly wide landscape's, a z1P (or Z1U) will do the job pretty well. they record on the good old mini dv tapes and the footage is compressed to a good enough standard for you to work on in post production.
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